St Andrew's Anglican Church & Cemetery, Greenhills

Author

Shire of York

Place Number

02821

Location

Quairading Rd Greenhills

Location Details

Cnr Greenhills South Rd and Quairading Rd

Local Government

York

Region

Avon Arc

Construction Date

Constructed from 2001, Constructed from 1912

Demolition Year

N/A

Statutory Heritage Listings

Type Status Date Documents
State Register Registered 17 Nov 2006 HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument, HCWebsite.Listing+ListingDocument

Heritage Council Decisions or Deliberations

Type Status Date Documents
(no listings)

Other Heritage Listings and Surveys

Type Status Date Grading/Management
Category
Municipal Inventory Adopted 31 Dec 1995 Category 2
Anglican Church Inventory YES 31 Jul 1996

Statement of Significance

Heritage Value – A rare example of church and cemetery that is no longer associated with a town as it is the only remnant remaining of the former town of Greenhills. Historic Value – The Church and Cemetery was developed and maintained by the Penny family who are prominent community members in the Greenhills district, having been one of the earliest members in the Greenhills area. Penny family is one of the earliest European settlers in the area, being involved in local government and having lent the name from their farm ‘Green Hills’ to the area and church. Social Value – This has been an important social and religious centre for the Anglican community since its construction in 1912, with generations of funerals, baptisms and marriages.

Physical Description

St Andrew’s Anglican Church & Cemetery is a one storey timber weatherboard structure demonstrating characteristics of Federation Carpenter Gothic architectural style with an attached cemetery. It is is the only remaining element of the former town of Greenhills, and a rare example of church and cemetery that are no longer associated with a town. St Andrew’s Anglican Church & Cemetery is rare in Western Australia as an extant, in use, timber weatherboard church with a highly finished interior, and is a good representative example of a rural church of Federation Carpenter Gothic style of architecture.

Integrity/Authenticity

Integrity: Good Authenticity: Good

Condition

Good

State Heritage Office library entries

Library Id Title Medium Year Of Publication
5143 St Andrew's Anglican Church, Greenhills : conservation plan. Heritage Study {Cons'n Plan} 2001

Place Type

Individual Building or Group

Uses

Epoch General Specific
Original Use MONUMENT\CEMETERY Cemetery
Present Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel
Original Use RELIGIOUS Church, Cathedral or Chapel

Architectural Styles

Style
Federation Carpenter Gothic

Construction Materials

Type General Specific
Wall TIMBER Weatherboard

Historic Themes

General Specific
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Religion
SOCIAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES Cultural activities

Creation Date

30 May 1989

Publish place record online (inHerit):

Approved

Last Update

31 Dec 2016

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